MULTAN: Dozens of people have been attending a camp at Multan’s Nawan Shehr Chowk every day for over a week reminding the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government of its promise of the establishment of a province in the Seraiki areas.
The camp, set up by the Pakistan Seraiki Party (PSP), will continue till November 28, the completion of first 100 days of the PTI government, said PSP chief organiser Ahmed Nawaz Somroo.
Talking to reporters, he said the camp was attended by several delegates from Balochistan and Sindh too, who showed solidarity with the PSP demand for the creation of the province. On Tuesday, a delegation of the Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party came to the camp.
Somroo said the PTI won an overwhelming majority from the Seraiki areas after PTI chairman Imran Khan said repeatedly before the general elections that he would establish the province after coming into power. After forming governments, the PTI showed no keenness on the issue, and instead, it was taking the cover of lack of number games in the assemblies for legislation.
“This is unacceptable to use,” he said, adding that when the PTI lacked a majority to form its government in the centre and Punjab, it flew helicopters across Pakistan in search for MPAs and MNAs, but for the province, it was showing least effort.
“If no visible progress is seen on the province, we will hold a sit-in outside Banigala after the 100-day promise is over,” he warned.